Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pro Bono Spotlight: Margaret Maroney on “How Fidel Castro Led Me to My Pro Bono Calling”

Posted at Inside Track
"My work as an appellate state public defender introduced me to immigration law. In 1980, thousands of Cubans fled Fidel Castro's Cuba to the United States in small boats from the Port of Mariel. The U.S. government sought to return any Marielito, like my client, who ended up in a Wisconsin prison. A committee of pro bono attorneys, including me, represented Marielitos in deportation proceedings."